Oct 1 - Dec 13

Oct 1: Claudia Wieser: Generations

This seven-year survey brings the distinctive, multifaceted practice of Berlin-based artist Claudia Wieser to Chicago for the first time.

Wieser blurs the boundaries between art history, architecture and design. Influenced by the modernism of Hilma af Klint, Wassily Kandinsky and Paul Klee, who embraced spirituality as part of their aesthetic processes, Wieser broadens their ideals, using spatial installations to consider the coexistence of abstraction and physiological experience. This site-specific immersive exhibition, in which histories conflate and collide, offers a moment of contemplation on the past, present, and the futures we endeavor to imagine.

Organized by the Smart Museum of Art and the Bemis Center of Contemporary Arts, Omaha.

Curators: Jennifer Carty, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art at the Smart Museum, and Rachel Adams, Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Bemis Center.

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Image: Claudia Wieser, Untitled, 2017, Acrylic, ink, and gold leaf on wood, three works. Courtesy of the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York and Aspen. © Claudia Wieser. Photo credit: Object Studies.

Starts: October 1, 2020
Ends: December 13, 2020
Time: All Day

See: https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/claudia-wieser-generations/

Oct 1 - Mar 14

Oct 1: Take Care

What does it mean to care for something, someone, or ourselves?

Take Care seeks to unpack matters of care from the personal to the collective. Drawn largely from the Museum’s permanent collection, the more than 50 artworks on view range from portrayals of familial relations and societal obligations to gestures of hospitality and ritual; from strategies of bearing witness and evoking empathy to explorations of networks of care and the results of their absences. Acknowledging the ways care can be specific and personal, central to the exhibition is a rotating presentation that invites members of the Smart Museum’s communities to nominate artworks from the collection to be temporarily added to the exhibition.

Artists include: Sonja Alhäuser, Bethany Collins, Käthe Kollwitz, Deana Lawson, June Leaf, Kerry James Marshall, Gladys Nilsson, Suellen Rocca, Erika Rothenberg, Lorna Simpson, Sylvia Sleigh, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, Suzanne Valadon, Cathy Wilkes, and Yeesookyung, among others.

Curators: Jennifer Carty, Associate Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, and Berit Ness, Assistant Curator of Academic Initiatives.

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Starts: October 1, 2020
Ends: March 14, 2021
Time: All Day

See: https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/take-care/

Oct 31

Free Community Yoga Class at Arts + Public Life

Yoga Class with Latipha Rivers

Arts + Public Life offers free community yoga classes throughout the year. Beginner Yoga Class is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

Presented by Arts + Public Life

This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Oct 31

Community Yoga with YogaCare

Beginner Yoga Class

Instructors: Sidra Newman, Latipha Rivers

Arts + Public Life offers community yoga classes throughout the year. Beginner Yoga Class is designed with the absolute yoga beginner in mind. The focus is an introduction to basic yoga poses and healthy alignment. Here you will practice standing asana (poses) as well as seated poses. Beginner yoga also incorporates yogic breathing, meditation, and relaxation techniques and is great for stress relief and overall relaxation. All materials are provided.

About YogaCare:

YogaCare catalyzes the spread of yoga in under-resourced communities to promote health. They provide customized yoga programs, professional development for community focused yoga teachers, and scholarships for YogaCare students to become teachers. Through partnerships with community health centers and non-profit organizations, they develop affordable and culturally responsive services to manage stress, pain, and chronic diseases and empower community members to develop healthy lifestyles, building healthier communities. YogaCare believes yoga should be available for all people, regardless of ability to pay.

Presented by Arts + Public Life

This event is wheelchair accessible. Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in these events should contact Arts + Public Life for assistance at 773.702.9724 or artsandpubliclife@uchicago.edu.

Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Oct 31

The Fall of the House of Lead

Artist Mel Chin inaugurates the Civic Arts Church at Sweet Water Foundation as headquarters for the Chicago Fundred Initiative: A Bill for IL.

Presented on the 12th anniversary of the Fundred Initiative, Mel Chin ('Toward Common Cause' exhibiting artist) will be joined by Emmanuel Pratt (Executive Director, Sweet Water Foundation) and participants from the Smart Museum and SkyART teen programs to collectively imagine a future free from lead poisoning.

Tune in to Lumpen Radio’s Twitch channel for the live, multi-site broadcast.

Chicago Fundred Initiative: A Bill for IL is presented as part of 'Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40,' and will be presented at locations across the city, including Sweet Water Foundation, Hyde Park Art Center, SkyART, and the Smart Museum of Art.

This program is co-presented by the Smart Museum of Art with Sweet Water Foundation and Public Media Institute.

Image: Safehouse in New Orleans, where the Fundred Project was launched in 2008. [Fundred Project, 2008–ongoing]. Photo by Mel Chin, courtesy Fundred Project.

Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

See: https://smartmuseum.uchicago.edu/exhibitions/toward-common-cause-art-social-change-macarthur-fellows-program-at-40/

Oct 31

Pritzker Music Group Jam Session

Come hang out with Pritzker musicians and jam to your favorite songs! Keyboard, guitar, and other instruments will be available! Feel free to come listen as well!

Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Oct 31 - Nov 1

Mummies Night

Join us for a special virtual Mummies Night on Halloween!

Put on your costume and join in all evening for a mummy celebration that can’t be missed!

Suggested donation of $5 per device.

Recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult.

We may not be able to get together in the OI galleries for our annual Halloween party, but that won’t stop our mummy madness! Help us virtually mummify our simulated mummy, take a mummy tour, or hear a mummy tale. Make mummy crafts, compete in our mummy trivia, and play a game many a mummy has taken to their own tomb—Senet. Dance to our spooky playlist and search for mummies with our scavenger hunt!

More information coming soon!

Date: October 31, 2020
Time: 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Nov 1

International Cooking Club

The International Cooking Club meets biweekly, it gathers graduate students to share recipes and cook together. I-House will cover the cost of ingredients for those who register in advance, however, this is limited to graduate students who currently reside in the Hyde Park area. Participants may choose to cook along or simply enjoy the demonstration and recreate the meal in their own time.

Date: November 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 AM - 7:00 AM

Nov 1 - Nov 2

International Cooking Club

The International Cooking Club will continue biweekly throughout the summer. I-House will cover the cost of ingredients for those who register in advance here, however, this is limited to graduate students who currently reside in the Hyde Park area. Participants may choose to cook along or simply enjoy the demonstration and recreate the meal in their own time. Additional unregistered participants may also join the meeting using the Zoom details below. Next recipe to be announced shortly. Join in to cook together, even when we have to be apart!

Zoom meeting ID: 977-6527-6202

Date: November 1, 2020
Time: 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

See: https://ihouse.uchicago.edu/living/grad_life_at_international_house/social_programs/

Nov 1 - Nov 2

International Cooking Club

The International Cooking Club meets biweekly, it gathers graduate students to share recipes and cook together. I-House will cover the cost of ingredients for those who register in advance, however, this is limited to graduate students who currently reside in the Hyde Park area. Participants may choose to cook along or simply enjoy the demonstration and recreate the meal in their own time.

Date: November 1, 2020
Time: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM